Light Reaction Battalion - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Light Reaction Battalion


Zamboanga siege: Tales from the combat zone

Sep 13, 2014 - 9:45 AM

One year since the bloody siege of Zamboanga City Rappler sits down with soldiers of the Light Reaction Battalion who have stories to tell and lessons to share

PH to double size of elite anti-terror troops

Jan 07, 2014 - 6:49 PM

The military says it saw the effectiveness of the Light Reaction Battalion during the Zamboanga City siege

ELITE TROOPS: Members of the Light Reaction Battalion inside cleared areas of the combat zone in Zamboanga City. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

'The first to respond, the last to leave'

Oct 09, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Over 3 000 soldiers were deployed to Zamboanga City to fight a unique war with a faction of the MNLF

BOODLE FIGHT: Armed Forces Chief Gen Emmanuel Bautista joins operating troops of the Joint Special Operations Group (JSOG) in a boodle fight. JSOG took the lead role in the standoff in Zamboanga City. Photo courtesy of the AFP PAO.